If you have applied for a minor variance you will be mailed a Notice of Public Hearing (meeting) shortly after you have submitted your complete application. The Notice will inform you, your neighbours within 60 metres, various municipal departments and the Conservation Authority if necessary of the intent of your application, where and when the meeting will be and how to make a comment.
You should let your neighbours know what you are doing - to avoid surprises at the meeting. Often by informing your neighbours you can avoid nasty fights, further expenses and Ontario Municipal Board appeals.
The Municipal Planner will make a recommendation to the Committee on your application. You should also attend the meeting and speak to the Committee. You may send a representative as an agent.
Following the meeting you will receive a Notice of Decision that specifies whether permission was granted or not and conditions of the approval.
If you've received a Notice of Public Hearing but have not applied for a minor variance then someone within 60 metres of your property has. The Notice will outline what the address is and provide some information on what variance(s) the applicant is seeking, when and where the meeting will be held and how you can comment on the application. Your input into Committee of Adjustment meetings is important so do not hesitate to send in comments or attend the meeting to have your say about the application - whether you support it or not. All information including your personal information is used to enable to Committee to make their decision and is disclosed as part of the public record.
.. the Committee does not deal with
- Private disputes between neighbours
- Demolition and construction related activities
- Property standard issues
- Tree cutting and removal
- Rights to view
- Municipal service capacity
- Grading and drainage issues
The Committee of Adjustment meeting minutes are available by accessing the link below:
Committee of Adjustment Minutes
519-236-4351 ext. 235